Senior Research Scientist, Chairman
MIT Sloan's Center for Information Systems Research (CISR)
Dr Peter Weill’s work centres on the role, value, and governance of digitization in enterprises. Peter joined the Sloan faculty in 2000 to become director of MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). MIT CISR is funded by 80 corporate sponsors and patrons, and undertakes practical research on how firms generate business value from IT. Peter is now chairman of MIT CISR and focuses on globalizing the center’s research and delivery.
In 2008, Ziff Davis recognized Peter as #24 of “The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT,” and the highest ranked academic. Peter has written award-winning books, journal articles, and case studies. His work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, and The Wall Street Journal.
Peter has co-authored best-selling books published by Harvard Business School Press, including IT Savvy: What Top Executives Must Know to Go from Pain to Gain (2009), Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution (2006), IT Governance: How Top Performers Manage IT Decision Rights for Superior Results (2004), and Leveraging the New Infrastructure: How Market Leaders Capitalize on Information Technology (1998). Peter’s co-authored book Place to Space: Migrating to eBusiness Models (2001) was named by Library Journal as one of the best business books of the year, and was reviewed by The New York Times.
Peter presents executive and MBA programs on the business value of IT, and in 2007 Peter received an MIT Sloan Outstanding Teacher Award.
Peter works regularly on IT issues with corporations and governments, including Aetna, ANZ, BCG, BT, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, France Telecom, IBM, McKinsey, Microsoft, Origin Energy, PwC, Raytheon, State Street Corporation, TCS, Unibanco, Woolworths, and World Bank. Peter has conducted workshops at Microsoft and at Bill Gates’ CEO Summit; SAP’s CEO Summit; and for the boards of directors of Banco do Brasil, CBA, Unibanco, and Woolworths.